May 18th: What is special about this date?

May 18th marks the 138th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 139th in case of leap years). There are 227 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on May 18th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to May 18th and what happened on May 18th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about May 18th.


May 18th: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On May 18th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Pope John Paul II
    Pope John Paul II (1920)

    Pope john paul ii was the head of the catholic church from 1978 until his death in 2005, and is known for his role in ending communist rule...

  • Perry Como
    Perry Como (1912)

    Perry como was an american singer known for his relaxed and smooth vocal style, and for hits like 'catch a falling star' and 'magic...

  • Tina Fey
    Tina Fey (1970)

    American comedian, writer, and producer.

  • Charles Trenet
    Charles Trenet (1913)

    French actor, singer and songwriter.

  • George Strait
    George Strait (1952)

    American country western star and country music association award winner.

  • Diane McBain
    Diane McBain (1941)

    American actress.

  • Alana Stewart
    Alana Stewart (1945)

    American model, before she married george hamilton with whom she had a son named ashley.

  • Miriam Margolyes
    Miriam Margolyes (1941)

    British-Australian actress known for her versatile roles in film, television, and stage.

  • Matt Long
    Matt Long (1980)

    American actor.

  • Dwayne Hickman
    Dwayne Hickman (1934)

    American child actor, darryl, and his older brother, were driven by stage mothers.

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May 18th: who died on this date?

On May 18th the following celebrities died:

  • Jill Ireland
    Jill Ireland (1990)

    British actress who has been playing lead roles since the 1950s.

  • Charles Grodin
    Charles Grodin (2021)

    American actor and talk show host (d. 2021).

  • William Saroyan
    William Saroyan (1981)

    American author of short stories, novels, and plays.

  • Alexander Godunov
    Alexander Godunov (1995)

    Russian-american actor and ballet dancer; defected to america 8/21/1979.

  • Steve Forrest
    Steve Forrest (2013)

    American drummer (placebo).

  • Elisha Cook
    Elisha Cook (1995)


  • Arthur O'Connell
    Arthur O'Connell (1981)

    American actor (born in 1908).

  • Edwina Booth
    Edwina Booth (1991)

    American memoirist and biographer.

  • Bridgette Andersen
    Bridgette Andersen (1997)

    American actress (born 1975).

  • Jdyn Smith (2010)

    Pioneering scientist who made significant contributions to the field of genetics.

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May 18th: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On May 18th, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Taurus according to the Western Zodiac.

Taurus zodiac sign

May 18th: what is special about the Taurus sign?

The Taurus sign encompasses people born between April 20th and May 20th.

You can discover Taurus's personality traits and attitude and Taurus's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Taurus born in May discover why May born are so special.


May 18th: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on May 18th in history:

  • May 18, 1903: The port of Burgas, Bulgaria opens.
  • May 18, 1912: Maurits Binger establishes two Dutch movie companies.
  • May 18, 1918: Netherlands Indian Volksraad installed in Batavia.
  • May 18, 1926: Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished in Venice California She showed up a month later and said she had been kidnapped
  • May 18, 1929: 55th Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee on Clyde Van Dusen wins in 2:10.8.
  • May 18, 1954: European Convention on Human Rights goes into effect.
  • May 18, 1958: Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open.
  • May 18, 1971: Vampire rapist Wayne Bodens last victim found
  • May 18, 1974: 100th Preakness: Miguel Rivera aboard Current Little wins in 1:54.6.
  • May 18, 1980: China PR launch 1st intercontinental rocket
  • May 18, 2003: Andrew Meldrum, a reporter for 'The Guardian', is being deported. He has been covering Zimbabwe for 23 years.
  • May 18, 2005: A spokesman from the Georgian Interior Ministry said that a handgrenade discovered amongst spectators at a speech by President George W. Bush in Tbilisi last week failed to work, even though it was live and could have exploded. Initial thought was that it was a dummy bomb.

What day of the year is May 18th?

May 18th marks the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 139th in case of leap years).

There are 227 days remaining until the end of the year.

May 18th is the 18th day of the month of May.

What day of the week is May 18th, 2024?

On May 18th, 2024 the day of the week is Saturday.

May 2024

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